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Occupy Wall Street Confronts President Obama In NH

Occupy Wall Street Confronts President Obama In NH

In the past, President Obama has been quick to condemn violence against peaceful protesters:

“As the situation continues to unfold, our first concern is preventing injury or loss of life, Obama said. “So I want to be very clear in calling upon the… authorities to refrain from any violence against peaceful protesters.

The people… have rights that are universal. That includes the right to peaceful assembly and association, the right to free speech, and the ability to determine their own destiny.”

The only problem is Obama made this statement in January, and he was referring to Egyptian protesters. When it comes to protecting the Americans of the Occupy Wall Street movement from the excessive and illegal violence of multiple police forces across the country, the President has been silent.

So OWS participants in New Hampshire decided to deliver message that the President couldn’t ignore.

Using the “human microphone” that has become common at Occupy Wall Street demonstrations across the country, a group interrupted Obama as he prepared to deliver a speech at a Manchester high school assailing Republicans for inaction on the economy.

First, there was stunned silence. Obama paused. Gradually, as the crowd booed and then began to chant, “Obama, Obama.” The president responded, “It’s okay.”

The President didn’t belittle the protesters  by trying to shout over them as so many others have done. Instead, he silenced the crowd’s boos and allowed the OWS group to deliver its message.

Afterwards, an Occupy Wall Street supporter literally slipped President Obama a transcript of the mic check while shaking hands (just in case he forgot). The tiny piece of paper read as follows:

“Mr. President: Over 4,000 peaceful protesters have been arrested. While banksters continue to destroy the American economy with impunity. You must stop the assault on our 1st ammendment [sic] rights. Your silence sends a message that police brutality is acceptable. Banks got bailed out. We got sold out.”

Later @OccupyNH tweeted that Democrats are guilty of aiding the 1%.

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4:04AM PST on Nov 26, 2011

Faux news= propaga arm GOP Tbagger christien reich theo-fascists

3:58AM PST on Nov 26, 2011

Obama is the prez he can issue an executive order for the police to behave properly.

10:46AM PST on Nov 24, 2011

Anne S, watched the video, I would thank you for giving the link this does show the thug in Uniform stray the pepper from another view, the last video I viewed and downloaded was from the side view but this shows very clear not only did the one Thug in Unform stray the protesters, which I believe the thug has now been suspended, but the other thugs in uniform just stood they and watched him spray, further to this after the thug in uniform sprayed the protesters the other thugs help in getting the protesters moved, this would suggest that not only should the thug in Unform who sprayed the protesters needed suspended which he was, but, also the other thugs in Uniform who help in moving the protesters as they were Aiding and abetting the thug in uniform who the protesters, I m there for of the opinion that all the thugs played their part in this matter, and all thugs in Uniform or may I say Gang in Uniform should have been suspended.


10:59PM PST on Nov 23, 2011

this news is for our trolls:

" If Fox News viewers want to be informed about current events, they might as well turn off the TV.

A poll released by Fairleigh Dickinson University on Monday found that people who get their news from Fox News know significantly less about news both in the U.S. and the world than people who watch no news at all."

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/fox-news-viewers-informed-current-events-don-t-watch-news-study-finds-article-1.981257#ixzz1ebR9A3U9

10:59AM PST on Nov 23, 2011

It certainly WAS brutality. There is no argument, but a lawyer could inform you since you don't get it

10:58AM PST on Nov 23, 2011

It certainly WAS brutality. There is no argument, but a lawyer could inform you since you don't get it

4:58AM PST on Nov 23, 2011

To see Obama's complete and utter hypocrisy, watch the following video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1LX6H07vvWM

2:13AM PST on Nov 23, 2011

pfff... Beth and her widely accepted definition of brutality. Truths shall not dare be muttered in the presence of contention personified...

12:45AM PST on Nov 23, 2011

This was terrible brutality and all who were inflicting it will be seeing their days in court, will lose their jobs and will see the results of their actions with great regret. Those who "don't get it" like some here, who are not worth naming, TOO BAD. Maybe in your next life as a slug, you will understand when one of those cops steps on your unhelmeted head while saying "ewwwwwe, disgusting slime....."

10:40PM PST on Nov 22, 2011

This brutality: http://www.alternet.org/story/153134/caught_on_camera:_10_shockingly_violent_police_assaults_on_occupy_protesters

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